West Michigan businessman Dick DeVos, who chairs the air alliance, called on representatives of 80-plus West Michigan businesses and corporations during a Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce breakfast earlier this year to fly out of Ford Airport. During remarks, he argued rising gasoline prices, parking and more make Ford Airport just as attractive as flying out of Detroit or Chicago.
International Airport is continuing to close the gap in its efforts to compete with Detroit Metro and Chicago O’Hare Airports.
The Regional Air Alliance of West Michigan sent out a Tweet Thursday night, saying “Something tells me that there’s MORE good news coming about commercial air fares in West Michigan …probably on Friday (1-27).”
“This is a real endorsement that both the Gerald R. Ford International Airport will continue to be a strong regional asset and that West Michigan appreciates and supports quality commercial air service,” said Dick DeVos, RAAWM’s founder and chairman, in a statement.